Last modified: 2003-06-21 by rob raeside
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by Jorge Candeias
History (mainly of Cochin-city): Portuguese factory founded by Vasco da Gama 1502; fort built by Albuquerque 1503, first European fort in India; British settled 1635 but forced out by Dutch 1663, under whom town became important trade center; came under sovereignty of Haidar Ali 1776 but was surrendered by his son Tipu Sahib to the British 1791; occupied by British 1795 and fortifications destroyed; formally ceded by Dutch 1814. Burial place of Albuquerque. Present name: Kochi.
Jarig Bakker, 11 November 1998
Keralan nationalists resisted inclusion in India and attempted to declare the region independent in August 1947. Nations Without States calls a horizontal tricolor of red, yellow and turquoise "the Keralan national flag, the traditional flag of the state."
Ned Smith, 10 March 2001
by Blas Delgado Ortiz
Flag based on image by
Ziggioto (1998) - no information on the colour
of the badge. It might be black and white.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 2 December 2002